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Fall Color Tour Ideas For Kalamazoo Area Families

Living in the great state of Michigan, we are treated to quite a show every year when the leaves change. The color change is dependent on a lot of factors and happens at a slightly different time every year. This year we seem to be on track to have the peak colors around late October. You can read more about how the colors change
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9 Great Places To Go Before Summer Ends – Michigan Roadtrips From Kalamazoo

Summer is winding down and thoughts are turning to the school year. We all try to squeeze the most out of the summer. One of my friends recently asked on Facebook, “Who has suggestions for one last road trip before school starts?” Of course, I have a few suggestions. Our KZOOkids writing team has had another busy summer experiencing some of the best Michigan
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WIN Two Tickets to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan

Need to get your LEGO® fix?  LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan is the place to find it! Opened in late March 2016 at the Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, the LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan is a two-to-three-hour experience that offers several interactive and educational features. This is Michigan’s only location and the eighth of its kind in the United States. We had a chance to discover what’s
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Michigan Road Trips – Silver Lake

Sand, sun, and tons of summer fun make the Silver Lake area a perfect destination for your next Michigan Road Trip. We are lucky enough to have a family cottage in the area, so we have a lot of great memories of this great Michigan vacation destination! Silver Lake is about 2 and 1/4 hours from Kalamazoo (between Muskegon and Ludington). The Silver Lake Sand Dunes
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Museum of Science + Industry: Your Guide to Fun! (and a chance to win tickets)

“What’s Here?” is a navigation tab on the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI) website. A more appropriate description that came to my mind after our visit was to ask “What’s Not Here?” – This museum has it all! OUR FAVORITES Some of the favorite areas we explored: The Great Train Story was our first stop and an impressive one at that! With over
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The USS Silversides Submarine Museum – A Submarine Tour Worth The Drive To Muskegon

  We’ve visited the USS Silversides located in Muskegon a number of times over the past few years. My eight year-old son is a lover all all boats and visiting real submarine is just up his alley. You’ll love to tour the submarine and the USS Silversides Museum. It’s definitely worth the trip and makes a great day trip from Kalamazoo. And, we have
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Grand Traverse Resort and Spa – A Getaway For The Entire Family

One of the best small-town destinations in Michigan is Traverse City. Known for its tart cherries, vineyards, pristine bay water, historic Front Street downtown area and so much more! Nestled over on the East Bay is the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. Vacationing in Traverse City when I was younger, I always noticed this majestic building looming over the East Bay. I wrongfully concluded
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5 Reasons To Visit Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park in Alto

From baboons to alligators and giraffes to zebras, a trip to Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park is one “wild” ride! Located in Alto, Michigan, just east of Grand Rapids, the park opened to the public in 2011. 5 REASONS TO PLAN YOUR NEXT TRIP   Here are five reasons you may want to plan a trip: 1. Exotic Animals – The park is home to
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Michigan Road Trip – Frankenmuth

Looking for a town with great food, an interesting history and fun annual festivals? Become one of the 3 million tourists a year that flock to Frankenmuth! Home to Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland, Zehnder’s Chicken and the Bavarian Inn Lodge, there is so much to discover. My family recently spent a weekend in Frankenmuth and had a wonderful time exploring “Michigan’s Little Bavaria.” Play Bronner’s
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Michigan Road Trips – Holland

Wooden clogs and tulips will draw you to the historically Dutch town. But you’ll stay for the lakeside dining, great beach, shopping, and small town fun! Discover Stroll through Nelis’ Dutch Village and see the giant windmill or pick up a pair of traditional wooden shoes. There is even a giant clog slide! Don’t leave without trying traditional Dutch food, like pigs in a blanket. Another
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